Originally written on Football Extra Points  |  Last updated 11/19/14

NEW ORLEANS - OCTOBER 24: Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints in action during the game against the Cleveland Browns at the Louisiana Superdome on October 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
The Saints have been devastated with controversy this season.  Drew Brees is proving he is the real leader of that team. We've entered the second half of the season and talk of league MVP will start heating up. Here is a look at my MVP candidates by position: Quarterback: Payton Manning - Manning not only switched teams but came back from neck surgery that caused him to miss all of last season.  Not only have he installed his offense in Denver but he has established a rapport with the receivers and is sitting fifth in the league in passing yards.  I've been more impressed with what Manning has done here than his last several years in Indy. Drew Brees - Drew is leading the league in passing yards, that's not a surprise considering their offense.  Everything that the Saints have had to deal with this offseason has put 100% of the leadership load on Brees' shoulders.  The Saints defense is terrible and the only way they can win is if Drew throws for 400yds and 4 TD's.  Consi...
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